The Ministry of Natural Resources has launched a call for proposals to fund clean fuels awareness projects. The callout seeks proposals for innovative projects that aim to increase awareness and reduce knowledge gaps among Canadians and industry on all clean fuel types and clean fuel technologies in the sector. These include biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol, renewable diesel, synthetic fuels and sustainable aviation fuel, as well as gaseous fuels such as hydrogen and renewable natural gas.  

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide funding through non-repayable contributions between 50 and 75 per cent of the total eligible project costs, with a maximum funding up to $300,000 per project, depending on the organization type. All registered not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, Canadian communities and provincial, territorial, regional or municipal governments and academic institutions are encouraged to apply. 

“The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the production and use of clean fuels. Supporting clean fuels awareness projects will educate Canadians about these important technologies while creating good jobs,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources.

Selected projects could include the following activities:

  • Developing curriculum and/or training material for a target audience;
  • Implementing targeted outreach and awareness campaigns;
  • Offering in-person professional training, industry-led skills training and centres of expertise;
  • Establishing a web-based resource and/or information portal;
  • Implementing a national or regional clean fuels mentorship or ambassador program;
  • Developing best-practices guides and educational tools to support targeted audiences or all Canadians; and
  • Executing a series of in-person and/or virtual meetings, presentations, technology demonstrations or other events.
See also  Support for Climate Action and Awareness for Young Canadians

This call for proposals, which will close on September 13, 2022, puts a strong emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion. We recognize the unique opportunities that clean fuels can present for Indigenous organizations and communities; therefore, Natural Resources Canada will be launching a separate call for proposals for Indigenous-led organizations this summer. 

These investments are another step the government is taking to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 40 to 45 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Similar to other investments in clean technology, the ones announced on June 15 are part of achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change goals to build a clean, healthy and affordable future for all Canadians.

For further information, visit: Clean Fuels Awareness – Calls for Proposal

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